Sunday I went to three missionary farewells. That's a lot of church. Whew! But I was very happy to go to all of them because I saw a lot of people from high school I actually don't mind bumping into. (At the pool where I work, I run into a lot of people I'd rather not ever see again.) It got me musing and reminiscing and I've decided a few things:
- I would not mind going to my high school reunions. It will be a good study of the changes in our human nature, and I have some friends I'd like to see again.
- I do not ever want to do high school again because--
- Life after high school, whether you are going to college or working or whatever, is so much better.
I really wonder what sort of "smart" and "not-so-smart" choices some of my former schoolfellows have made in the last year or more. A good number are already married, parents, in the military, or in college. I expect at least one is in jail because my class was not the brightest and a few of us had rap sheets even before graduation. What I look forward to about our reunions is seeing those who turned their lives around. That would be an epic story to see, for sure.
Life does not always happen how you expect. Cliche? Yes. But true. Those of us who blasted off to great fanfare and high expectations from everybody will crash. I felt like I was coming close to that several times last school year. There is so much I want to do in my life that I feel like even if I miss a few leaps over the bar I will make plenty enough to have a satisfying finish.
Chapter Two: The Festival I Missed :(
I cannot believe I missed the Utah Arts Festival!!! I had it in my plans and totally missed it. Also, I think I missed the one in Logan because I had it on my calendar for July but actually it was a couple weeks ago. But if you are looking for a great festival with lots of mega artsy stuff, the Utah Arts Festival looks to be it. Here is their link in case you want to look at what it has to offer: Utah Arts Festival.